Lost Folder 2

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrglasses1124, May 29, 2009.

  1. mrglasses1124 macrumors newbie

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  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Things in the sidebar are just shortcuts, not the actual folder.

    If you find the folder in finder you can just drag it back to the sidebar.
     
  3. mrglasses1124 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i cant find the folder but my background pic is one of the pics in the folder
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Go to Finder->Preferences->Sidebar and see if the "All Images" folder is unchecked.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Search for the file in spotlight. Spotlight them can bring of the containing folder. You must know the file name, look where you set it as the background
     
  6. mrglasses1124 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when i click change desktop background... it shows the folder but no pics.. and the folder or pic dot show up when i search with spotlight.. again though thanks for the help hopefully i figure something out w/o having to buy some program
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Is this a background that came with osx or one you added yourself?

    The default backgrounds are stored in /Library/Desktop Pictures/
     
  8. mrglasses1124 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    one i added myself that was placed in the missing folder
     
  9. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    if you remember the file name, open terminal and type locate filename

    This will search places that spotlight doesn't see.
     
  10. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    When you use a custom image for the background I believe it makes a copy of the original, so the missing folder may have been deleted at some point. If it's not in the trash bin then you'll likely need a software program like Data Rescue to attempt to recover the folder.
     

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